Clinic students working with Prof. Richard Gonzalez have helped bring
about two major litigation victories. In one, the 7th Circuit Court
of Appeals ruled that employers have a duty to investigate hate crimes
perpetrated by co-employees, reversing a District Court decision.
In the other, the Human Rights Commission has awarded a quarter-million
dollar verdict to a white male accountant who proved at trial that he lost
his job due to race discrimination. Congratulations to students Erin
Foley, Jignasa Gadani, Debbie Cohen, and Carolyn Sperl who made huge contributions
toward these victories.
Mediation Training Reminder: Students in Professor Kentra's Mediation/ADR
clinic and LADR program students in the Mediation Practice Class will attend
the four day intensive mediation training with the Center for Conflict
Resolution on Saturday August 28, Sunday August 29th, Saturday September
18th and Sunday September 19th from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:30
p.m. If you have any questions, contact Professor Kentra by email
On Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 12:15 p.m. in Room 370, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy judge or magistrate for the Spring 2000 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute in the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!
The applications for Spring 2000 Judicial Externships will be available both in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in the Career Services Offices as of Thursday, September 23rd.
Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross,
Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612, Law Offices, by Tuesday, October
12, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.
Please join the Law Offices as we welcome Wendy K. Abbott, Assistant
Professor of Clinical Practice, who is scheduled to begin September 13,
1999. Professor Abbott obtained her Masters of Law in Taxation from
New York University School of Law in 1994, and for the past several years,
she has worked as an Associate in the Tax Department at Sonnenschein Nath
& Rosenthal. She will lead the Tax Clinic practice group in the
Law Offices and will teach Tax Procedure.
The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent offers nine long-standing programs in live-client clinical legal education which accommodate over 150 students in the fall and spring semesters and over 50 students in the summer semester.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.